MASON CITY – A long-time family-owned business has announced they are in the process of moving from Southbridge Mall, but will remain in the downtown area.
Jitters Coffee, currently located in the south side of Southbridge Mall, will serve their last cup of coffee there on December 31, owner Scott Elsbury told NIT Thursday morning. Mr. Elsbury said that he and his wife, Candy, are excited about their new opportunity.
“We were presented with an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up,” he said. “We wanted to stay in the downtown area.”
Scott and Candy will be setting up at the corner of 4th SW and Washington Avenue. This building has previously served the Republican Party this past fall as its county headquarters. It has also been the Bagel Depot and River City Bagel and was once a bus depot.
This area is seeing somewhat of a rejuvenation. Huber Supply recently moved from the North End to a building across the street at 149 4th Street SW, formerly occupied by Metalcraft. There are seven new condos being finished just a fews blocks up the road, at the corner of 4th Street SW and S. Madison Ave.
A new sign is coming for Jitters. It will say “Jitters Coffee Bar and Downtown Outback”.
Scott and Candy are closing up shop at the mall at this time and getting situated and moved down the street to the new location. He said that “minimal” remodeling will be done at the new spot, but customers can expect that Jitters touch.
“It will have an Australian theme,” Scott said.